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Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will continue every Monday through April 24. NMU second-year graduate students in exercise science are presenting their research. The following April events all begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). The public is invited.

April 3: “Biomechanics of the High Jump: Coaching Considerations” by John Evans followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “The vestibular system’s control of posture in a varying gravitational environment” by Ryan Meidinger.

April 10: “Physiological Profile of Firefighters” by Gabbie McAlary followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “Causes and outcomes of foot strike pattern alteration” by Jessica Coullard.

April 17: “Exercise and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Patients: Improving bradykinesia, balance and tremors” by Alicia Denherder, followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “The effects of exercise training on improving strength and cardiovascular fitness in persons with Down syndrome” by Rachel Greco.

April 24: “The Effect of Ice Application on Soft Tissue Injury” by Brandon Jones, followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “Motor Imagery and Mental Rehearsal” by Dale Hubbard.

The exercise science seminars are streamed live and archived at For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at

Prepared By
Cassidy Hinshaw
Student Writer